More test results needed after autopsies of father, daughter found dead in Red Deer home: Police

Investigators need more time to determine the cause of death after completing the autopsies on a father and his six-year-old daughter who were found dead in Red Deer on Sunday.

Police have not named the two victims.

Elk Island Catholic School District, however, released a statement saying the girl attended St. Patrick Catholic School in Camrose.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of this young student and for all the people in our community that are touched by this tragedy,” the statement reads.

“Currently, we are providing grief counselling and support to both students and staff at the school and will be working closely with the entire St. Patrick School community in the coming days to provide additional supports.”

The Advocate has learned the first name of the six-year-old girl, Callie. Her family has requested privacy and declined to comment at this time.

See related story: Six-year-old girl, father found dead in southeast Red Deer home

Police say a 39-year-old man and a six-year-old girl were found dead in the home on 93 Lister Crescent on Sunday. Red Deer RCMP were called to the residence on a welfare check at the request of someone who knew the deceased.

“This is a tragic loss that affects our whole community,” said Supt. Ken Foster, Red Deer RCMP officer in charge.

Police are not seeking additional suspects and the property is no longer being examined.

A land title search shows the house has been owned by Robert Lesslie Malcom Campbell since 2006.

RCMP Serious Crimes Branch South is assisting the Red Deer City and Red Deer General Investigation Section in the investigation. Police continue to work with the medical examiner and an update will be provided once tests have been completed.

mcrawford@reddeeradvocate.com

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